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WURD Radio was the only media outlet to capture this historic moment in its entirety. Watch as Catto’s legacy receives recognition and his statue is unveiled.

While they might seem miles apart, they’re very much interconnected: Parking tickets and poverty. The former may be feeding off the latter like a parasite, yet there’s not a whole lot of conversation about it beyond the mix of shrugs, the sound of tickets being ripped up in anger, and the quiet epidemic of low-income […]

Description:  In the season finale, former Philadelphia police officer and whistleblower Rochelle Bilal shares her views on the Thin Blue Line, the legacy of Frank Rizzo, double standards among police based on race, and why she ventured into law enforcement despite negative experiences with police growing up. Bilal is president of the local chapter of […]

Description:  Anti-poverty advocate Cheri Honkala has been fighting more than just hunger and homelessness in North Philadelphia. She’s been battling the Democratic party machine.  After being defeated in a controversial special election this spring, one that was called to fill a vacant seat in Harrisburg for Pennsylvania’s 197 house district, Honkala became a plaintiff in […]

Philadelphia native and aerospace legend Colonel Guion Bluford, the first African American astronaut, stopped by the WURD Radio studios to speak to host Stephanie Renée about the importance of STEM education, continuing to inspire talented youth to reach to the stars, and the honor of having his life story told in music on The Mann […]

Vincent Thompson of WURD Radio interviewed Keir Bradford-Grey the Chief of the Defender Association of Philadelphia.

WURD’s Vincent Thompson landed the first exclusive radio interview with Philadelphia’s new District Attorney Kelley Hodge. District Attorney Hodge began serving on July 24th and will serve until January, when the next District Attorney will be sworn in after winning the general election on November 3rd.

When Ava DuVernay comes to Philadelphia, great things ensue. See her award acceptance speech from this year’s Black Star Film Fest!

In the wake of a new temporary DA being named, a WURD host calls out the undemocratic process of choosing Kelley Hodge The last thing Philly needed right now was a shadow election. Yet, that’s what we got: an anti-transparent, somewhat anti-democratic and shadowy process whereby a near Star Chamber of 88 Philadelphia city judges […]


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